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Updated: 01/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Looking back

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Jack Simermeyer, 12, of Racine, Wisc., sifts through the rocks and sand, searching for teeth and fossils.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Andrew Tetrick, 12, of Chaska, Minn., waded chest-high into the Peace River before showing his fossils and shark teeth.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Julia Alexander, 8, of Glencoe, Ill., shows off her discovery while fossil hunting in the Peace River.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Dan and Tiffany Walrack traveled all the way to Florida from the Minnesota/Wisconsin line to wade into the Peace River and hunt for fossils.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A fossil hunter finds part of a megalodon tooth in the Peace River.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Dad Jeremy Alexander digs up sand, teeth and fossils for Mason Alexander, 11, and Julia Alexander, 8, to sift through while tour guide dog Darwin watches.

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Happy New Year!

As many look ahead to what 2014 will bring, there are plenty of people looking to the past ... the long, long, long ago past when the mighty, big-toothy, boat-sized megalodon ruled the seas (including this part of the world, which once was underwater). The megalodon had “about 276 teeth at any given time,” according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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